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Downtown Roanoke offers some of the best shopping in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
A stroll along Market Street in Downtown Roanoke provides the opportunity to check out local vendors at the iconic Historic Roanoke City Market, which features local produce, as well as a variety of hand-made items, including arts, crafts, and jewelry. It’s open daily and is Virginia’s oldest, continuously operating open-air farmers market.
Alongside the market, you can also browse among a great collection of local shops and boutiques, specializing in all kinds of products, such as clothing, food & cookware, art, outdoor gear & apparel, gifts & souvenirs, home decorating, and more. And we’re only talking about the Market Square area!
Many of the local museums in Downtown Roanoke have gift shops with items that make for wonderful gifts and souvenirs from your visit to the region.
Throughout Downtown Roanoke, you’ll find local businesses with charming storefronts and expertly-selected items that make shopping a fun adventure for a Trailsetter in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
You’ll also find Downtown Roanoke to be accessible and walkable, meaning you’ll find all kinds of shopping options within only a few blocks of each other.
For more information on the types of stores in the area, we put together a blog post as a Guide to Shopping in Downtown Roanoke >
Scroll down for a list of Downtown Roanoke shopping options.